CH: Food safety top concern in China
Shanghai Daily: An annual China Youth Daily survey in March found that food safety was the public’s top concern. In response to a list of “quality of life” issues including housing and the environment, 77.3 percent of respondents said food safety mattered most to them. The new law should rebuild confidence in the domestic food industry.
Those found to have added substances unfit for human consumption to food could be jailed for up to 15 days, and producers may face fines of up to 30 times the value of their products.
The amendment includes provisions for landlords and suppliers found to be complicit, at any stage of the production chain, in the adulteration of food.